The Signs of the Times; from the Vatican II to the Birth and Development of Bioethics
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Prof. Dr. Renzo Pegoraro
Professor of Bioethics, University of Padua
Renzo Pegoraro is Professor of Bioethics at the School for Obstetricians of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Padua.
In 1985, he graduated as doctor of medicine at the University of Padua, then studied philosophy and theology in Padua and in Rome, where he graduated with a degree in moral theology in 1990. In 1993, he became Professor of Bioethics at the Faculty of Theology of Northern Italy in Padua, and General Secretary of the Fondazione Lanza (a centre of advanced studies in ethics, bioethics and environmental ethics). Since 1998, he has been President of the Research Ethics Committee of the Medical Centre of Padua. Between 2000-2002, he was a member of the National Healthcare Council, and serves as an ethicist in several institutions. Since 2001, he has been President of the Fondazione Lanza. He was President in 2005-2007 of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care. In 2011, he was appointed Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome.
Renzo Pegoraro has published articles in journals and books on different issues in biomedical ethics, in particular, religion and bioethics, human experimentation, organ transplantation, and elderly care.